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as congressional republicans. remember, president obama last year during the debate with mitt romney said the sequester won't happen, so this is going to happen on his watch. at the same time obama's approval ratings arat a three-year high. there is risk for the g.o.p. here, the republicans are very flus traited with the white house, they are staying that the white house is not serious about spending cuts so they have to take whatever cuts they can get, even these spending reduction -gs, which they don't like, but they say something has to be done. jon: along those lines rich lowry of the national review wrote this regarding republicans. he said republicans want to blame president barack obama for the idea of the sequester even though they signed on to it as a bipartisan deal to get past the tkebl ceiling showdown of 2011. do they think that no one will remember that they voted for the deal? he does have a point. >> he does. it's a tough uphill climb i think for republicans. president obama has the bully pulpit of course and right now republicans are issuing press releases. they are not i
his case could mean for our labor laws. it's up "happening now." jon: president obama's choice to lead the ci elt a preparing for questions on capitol hill. i'm jon scott. >> position for top spy. jon: yes. jenna: how would you like that on a business card, jon scott, top spy. jon: it would be great only if i could do the job. jenna: we'll see if john brennan gets approved. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. the cia nominee will have to appear before the senate intelligence committee in a few hours. as lawmakers on the panel are received classified information about how the obama administration is justifying drone strikes own american terrorists overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. he is likely going to be challenged on it today. lawmakers also expected to ask him about waterboarding and for what he knew about some high-profile national security leaks. a lot of big topics. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live from capitol hill with more. within those hallways, mike, what are you hearing about? what will really be the focus of this hearing? >> reporter: jenna,
. the latest as jodi arias takes the agenda. she could face a withering cross-examination. >>> president obama plans a trip to israel. what it could mean for his dicey relationship with benjamin netanyahu and our role in this volatile region. >>> how being facebook friends with someone could mean a big change in the courtroom. it is all "happening now." jenna: i don't think we're facebook friends, are we. jon: i don't think so. jenna: is that okay for our relationship? jon: that's a good thing. jenna: i think might be a good thing. jon: there is a cloud of controversy though hanging over the president's choice to lead the cia good wednesday morning to, to you, i'm jon scott. this is my nonfacebook friend. jenna: we're all friends. this is on a bigger level. i'm jenna lee. we're glad to have you as we look at this big story. john brennan gears up for his confirmation hearings tomorrow and he could face resistance from republicans democrats and some of the president's really usual supporters. it will come on a number of issues. all of this questioning, potential controversy from the program that
in benghazi, could soon put several of president obama's key nominees in jeopardy. why leading republican lawmakers are threatening to hold up their confirmation. >> i'm not still filibustering. >> what would they have have to do to bring this to a vote. >> i want to know who changed the talking points. references to al qaeda, talking points given to susan rice. more for you. >> no confirmation without information. you know, when secretary clinton said she had a clear-eyed assessment of the threats in libya, that proved after this hearing not to be true. the department of defense knew about the cable coming from our living ambassador saying he couldn't defend the consulate on august 15th. they knew about the deteriorating security situation, but the secretary of state didn't know anything about this. so she was blind, the president was disengaged, and the department of defense never launched one airplane to help these folks for seven and a half hours. this is complete system failure, and i'm going to get to the bottom of it. >> let me put it this way, it's been done many, many times, in f
. the obama administration not too happy about the comments and the process being held up. what is the administration saying about why it need the new national security team now? >> reporter: keep in mind the smart considering nominations for new secretary of defense. a nominee for cia director. president's new white house chief of staff offered this reminder we live in a dangerous world. >> between john brennan, the cia director and chuck hagel as secretary of defense we want to make sure we have those guys sitting in the chairs working because i don't want there to be something missed because of this hang up here in washington. >> reporter: you won't see action this week due to the president's day recess but capitol hill sources say the hagel nomination will be likely taken up a week from tomorrow. jenna: we'll watch that, mike, thank you. >> reporter: thank you. jon: for more let's bring in byron york chief political correspondent for the "washington examiner" and fox news contributor. the ways of the senate can be confusing, byron but looks like the senators that voted to bl
cain and lindsey graham. it is also interesting to note, jon, lindsey graham is someone who supported obama supreme court nominees. he clearly is opposing hagel here. jon: primarily what a lot of these senators want is information on a number of fronts, especially on the benghazi attack. what happened, how muc did the white house know, how involved was the president? that's what they're looking for, right? >> yeah, that is what they're looking for. they did ask some questions of hillary clinton about what she said to the president. their talks that night. they want more information as far as what, what was happening that night as these reports were coming in that christopher stevens and others were in danger. what was the white house doing? they want more details on it. until they get those details senator john mccain said looks like he would support the filibuster. earlier in the week he was saying, suggesting he wouldn't. but he wants more answers. until he gets the answers looks like hagel could be stonewalled at least for this week. jon: how interesting and maybe ironic that the pivotal vote or
service. [applause] [applause] jon: "happening now" at the white house president obama shake hands with a group of first responders that were brought in to serve as a backdrop to his speech railing about the possibility of the sequester that gigantic meat axe that will be swung at the federal budget especially on the pentagon in ten days or so march 1st. that's when it's scheduled to kick in. you heard the president railing about it there. i'm jon scott along with jenna lee. a.b. stoddard is associate editor and a columnist for "the hill." the president railed about congress and this terrible law that was passed without mentioning that it was a white house idea, right? >> right. it is an idea that originated in the white house, but republicans certainly voted for the budget control act in 2011, which included the sequester, because they too thought it could be reversed or undone or replaced. and we're looking 18 months later at -- ten days as you said, not enough time to change these cuts. there is an acceptance in washington in both parties that it's going to go through, and both
. tsa will not be funded. things like that. i think what we're seeing is the blame game. president obama has proved himself being very good at that. i think we're seeing it now again. he is very good at laying blame on the republicans for these things. jon: we're looking to cut two or three cents out of every federal dollar in spending, is that right? >> it is less, 10% or less, for across the government. which, you know, i can speak for, you know, just for myself. americans families over last several years have been cutting that sort of stuff from their budget. jon: for instance in, my world, if i were looking to cut some money, i could, you know, shave my cable tv bill. i could, maybe stop eating out at restaurants. or could i give away the family dog and tell me kids they can't go to college. and, it appears what the federal government is doing, is taking the most severe, sort of draconian measures, possible, under this system. >> to take this at face value, would be, would be to make the argument that the federal government, in, the monstrosity that is the federal government, does no
them to furlough hundreds of thousands of civilian workers. next week mr. obama will visit newport news, virginia, where navy ship builders stand to lose their jobs if the equestionster takes effect. california congressman buck mckeown suspects the current white house urgency is really con strived. >> i've been talking for a year and a half. it is like the white house last week woke up, gee, we'll have sequestration. it was the president's idea originally. he put it on the stable. when we tried to change it a year ago he said no, no. anything you pass i'll veto. so, this just boggles my mind hearing them talk like this all of sudden now we've got a problem. >> reporter: the white house says the president's veto threat was about trying to avoid the sequester. the republicans say the president spent more time warning about the impact of sequester than negotiating with them to avoid it. jenna? jon: the president just spoke with mitch mcconnell, the republican leader in the senate for the first time since new year's? >> reporter: since before new year's in fact. jon: wendell goler at white
're punting. as president obama said yesterday it would simply raise the question, quote, do i end funding that helps disabled children or poor children? do i close this naval shipyard or that one? it is not a solution. and even members of the senate republican caucus have questioned the wisdom of this proposal. >> reporter: to further explain what he is saying there, there are republicans who don't love this proposal because they don't like the idea of giving the executive branch more power to move around money. jon? jon: yeah, so, we've got, what a few hours these cuts are ked scheduled to take effect. what are the republicans saying? >> republicans are saying essentially a lot of american families have to cut 2.4% of their personal budgets throughout the recession. so they feel like the, essentially this is not going to be a big deal. it is not going to be the end of the world. the number two senate republican predicts that these reductions will not crush our economy. >> let me repeat that in case people weren't listening. even when the spending cuts mandated by this sequestration, $85
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